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Chew
01-12-07, 08:30 AM
It may feel like looking into the mirror for Bill O'Reilly and Stephen Colbert next week.

The Fox News Channel host and Colbert, who has essentially based his comic character every evening on Comedy Central on him, will trade appearances on each other's programs January 18.

"I'm really looking forward to speaking to a man who owes his entire career to me," O'Reilly said.

On "The Colbert Report," Colbert portrays a self-involved talk-show host who has tried to bring "truthiness" to the world. His character owes an obvious debt to O'Reilly, who holds court in the "no-spin zone" each evening.

On "The O'Reilly Factor," O'Reilly portrays a ... um, he hosts the top-rated program in cable news.

"I look forward to the evening," Colbert said. "It is an honor to speak face-to-face with a broadcasting legend, and I feel the same way about Mr. O'Reilly.
http://www.cnn.com/2007/SHOWBIZ/TV/01/09/tv.oreillyvscolbert.ap/index.html

Should be fun. :lol:

I wonder which "Colbert" will show up on O'Reilly?

Brent_MN
01-12-07, 12:55 PM
man that's gonna be an historical/hysterical moment. :lol:

I wonder if Bill's planning on not being so serious with him...cause otherwise Colbert will get plenty of "shut up"'s and "idiot" and all that.

calhoun07
01-12-07, 06:06 PM
"I'm really looking forward to speaking to a man who owes his entire career to me," O'Reilly said.

I hope he meant that as a joke or he's a pompus prick. Colbert also gave a lot of nods to Stone Phillips during his Daily Show episodes and is also a strong enough of a personality on his own that he doesn't need O'Reilly to build a whole career on.

GoldenJCJ
01-12-07, 06:28 PM
I'd love to see Colbert do to O'Reilly what Jon Stewart did to Crossfire, but I guess that's not the point of the whole appearance for either of them.

It'll be great to watch either way.

Trelach24
01-12-07, 10:00 PM
"I'm really looking forward to speaking to a man who owes his entire career to me," O'Reilly said.

That woman's lawyer is going to be on the show too?

kvrdave
01-13-07, 12:07 PM
O'Reilly has generally gone with the "spirit" of the show that he is own. Letterman always looks like an ass when O'Reilly is on because O'Reilly isn't there to fight.

Hopefully this will be a good laugh.

Pressplay
01-13-07, 12:28 PM
I may lose my shit if he goes as the "Colbert Gigante" charactere. O'Reilly is a good sport for doing this.

wmansir
01-13-07, 12:42 PM
These could be really funny or a train wreck, depending on how serious the hosts of their respective shows take it. The Report should be good because Colbert has shown that, unlike the show that precedes him, he won't forgo comedy to take partisan shots. The Factor appearance is more of a ?

bhk
01-13-07, 01:04 PM
O'Reilly has generally gone with the "spirit" of the show that he is own. Letterman always looks like an ass when O'Reilly is on because O'Reilly isn't there to fight.

Hopefully this will be a good laugh.

Yes. O'Reilly knows that people are trying to bait him and he doesn't take the bait. He's said he knows that's what they're trying to do.

Colbert doesn't really have much of a career having a few hundred people watch his show on a (probably) soon to be defunct cable network.

calhoun07
01-13-07, 01:22 PM
Colbert doesn't really have much of a career having a few hundred people watch his show on a (probably) soon to be defunct cable network.

The ratings are down for Comedy Central? That's news to me....Is there more info about this online?

Astro
01-13-07, 04:35 PM
Colbert doesn't really have much of a career having a few hundred people watch his show on a (probably) soon to be defunct cable network.

Few hundred people? huh? The show opened with over a million viewers and I don't think viewership has dropped much since.

greydt
01-13-07, 06:14 PM
Yes. O'Reilly knows that people are trying to bait him and he doesn't take the bait. He's said he knows that's what they're trying to do.


Colbert doesn't really have much of a career having a few hundred people watch his show on a (probably) soon to be defunct cable network.

The irony is that bhk managed to explain away his own post?

dolphinboy
01-13-07, 06:21 PM
.

Colbert doesn't really have much of a career having a few hundred people watch his show on a (probably) soon to be defunct cable network.

Ah, the things you say and believe when you get your all your news from Fox and Rush.

sb5
01-13-07, 06:35 PM
Colbert doesn't really have much of a career having a few hundred people watch his show on a (probably) soon to be defunct cable network.

Huh?

slop101
01-14-07, 01:38 PM
Colbert doesn't really have much of a career having a few hundred people watch his show on a (probably) soon to be defunct cable network.I don't normaly feed trolls, but...

Show on the rise: Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” Wednesday, 11:30 p.m. Thanks to a big “Daily Show” lead-in, “Colbert” tied a series best among adults 18-49, averaging a 1.0 rating and finishing No. 10 for the night among all cable shows in that demo. It also drew 1.5 million total viewers.
http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman/publish/article_8415.asp

mike harnish
01-17-07, 10:10 AM
I wonder whether Colbert will be in character when he's on O'Reilly's show.

Oh, and O'Reilly has said that he likes what Colbert does because he's not mean-spirited. Right. A bully who doesn't like mean-spirited people. Imagine that.

Tracer Bullet
01-17-07, 10:41 AM
Does anyone know what time this is going to be on? I thought new episodes of O'Reilly's show aired at 8PM, but on the TiVo online scheduling it has Stephen Colbert on at 5PM.

Michael T Hudson
01-18-07, 03:17 PM
Foxnews.com says 8 and 11 PM.

TheBigDave
01-18-07, 09:21 PM
For anyone that missed the BOR show, you can watch the Colbert segment at Hotair:

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/01/18/video-oreilly-vs-colbert/

misterchimpy
01-18-07, 11:02 PM
I didn't think Colbert's appearance on O'Reilly's show was that entertaining, O'Reilly seemed more bemused than anything else. Colbert's show on the other hand, was hilarious. All sorts of great things thrown in,Colbert's comment that Jon Stewart was a sexual predator, and you have no idea what that's like!, showing O'Reilly's book with the Barnes + Noble sticker over O'Reilly's face, and a great final line,"If you're an act, then what am I?". Colbert rocks!

brainee
01-18-07, 11:44 PM
showing O'Reilly's book with the Barnes + Noble sticker over O'Reilly's face

Not just any sticker, but 30% off :lol: "There's a lot of great deals on your book in all the stores I've been in" says Colbert.

The O'Reilly appearance wasn't bad. They just got side-tracked by some topics that weren't that funny (like how to pronounce his last name).

TheBigDave
01-19-07, 12:24 AM
You can now catch both segments at Hotair:

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/01/18/video-oreilly-vs-colbert/

I agree, the Colbert Report version was much better. They seemed more relaxed, and it ended up being pretty funny.

Brent_MN
01-19-07, 01:48 AM
I agree with the others. The Colbert Report is the one to watch.

jdslater1
01-19-07, 04:12 AM
"if you're an act, what am I?" brilliant.
Living in the UK all I can say is thank god for youtube!
We get the Daily Show over here but not The Colbert Report.

dolphinboy
01-19-07, 04:43 AM
The average age of an O'Reilly viewer is like 70, so it's no wonder that segment didn't really have any edge to it.

It was kind of typical, pathetic O'Reilly, though, to then bring back 2 "fair and balanced analysts" (in typical Fox style, one was very conservative and the other was a moderate) to analyze their chat and why these liberals (secular progressives) are so popular with mainstream news and why that's a threat to our country.

Ugh.

I loved O'Reilly having to sit there across from the Mission Accomplished banner.

And, while I really do hate that rat bastard O'Reilly, I must say that was, indeed, a very nice painting of him. Whoever did that should be the one who Bill gets to do his book covers in the future.

superdeluxe
01-19-07, 10:38 AM
The average age of an O'Reilly viewer is like 70, so it's no wonder that segment didn't really have any edge to it.

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Yes I think everyone knows the O'reilly factor was going to take the more serious approach, since that is a actualy news type talk show, where the colbert report is obvious satire. I mean its on the comedy central network.

Nice Jab at O'reilly viewers though. I'm glad I am 70!

Draven
01-19-07, 12:16 PM
Colbert doesn't really have much of a career having a few hundred people watch his show on a (probably) soon to be defunct cable network.

I just want to see if bhk will actually apologize for making a mistake.

slop101
01-19-07, 12:40 PM
Republicans don't make mistakes.

TheBigDave
01-19-07, 07:22 PM
These guys got a pretty nice ratings bump last night.

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/7239/118in9.jpg

Image from INSIDE CABLE NEWS (http://insidecable.blogsome.com/2007/01/19/oreillycolbert-ratings-comparison/)

GuessWho
01-19-07, 08:07 PM
Just saw both. Lame.

slop101
01-19-07, 08:17 PM
That's interesting - looks like almost all of Colbert's audience followed him to O'Reilly, whereas only about 25% of O'Reilly fans watched him on Colbert.

dolphinboy
01-19-07, 08:33 PM
That's interesting - looks like almost all of Colbert's audience followed him to O'Reilly, whereas only about 25% of O'Reilly fans watched him on Colbert.

O'Reilly's fans are just as loyal, but most of them go to bed at 9pm.

wendersfan
01-19-07, 09:26 PM
O'Reilly's fans are just as loyal, but most of them go to bed at 9pm.Maybe there was a Lawrence Welk marathon airing on the Hallmark channel.

MartinBlank
01-19-07, 09:41 PM
http://gorillamask.net/oreilly-colbert.shtml

http://gorillamask.net/colbert-oreilly.shtml

Kerborus
01-19-07, 09:46 PM
I don't get the hype at all. What was the big deal? Both appearances were pretty lame. I don't understand why people don't like either of them really. Both have opposing passionate views... and?

Let go the hate, Luke...

darkside
01-19-07, 09:49 PM
That's interesting - looks like almost all of Colbert's audience followed him to O'Reilly, whereas only about 25% of O'Reilly fans watched him on Colbert.
The average O'Reilly viewer is probably in their 60s. I don't see them watching Colbert. I agree that both appearances were lame. Jon Stewart got much better lines in when O'Reilly faced him.

Kerborus
01-21-07, 06:21 PM
The average O'Reilly viewer is probably in their 60s. I don't see them watching Colbert. I agree that both appearances were lame. Jon Stewart got much better lines in when O'Reilly faced him.

And that's what sad. People are more concerned about who got 'more lines in'. Really stupid. I wish people would deal more with reality and not their own idealogical fantasies represented by TV personalities...

calhoun07
01-21-07, 06:34 PM
Yes I think everyone knows the O'reilly factor was going to take the more serious approach, since that is a actualy news type talk show, where the colbert report is obvious satire. I mean its on the comedy central network.

Nice Jab at O'reilly viewers though. I'm glad I am 70!

Now, I think that both had great comedy in them. The difference on O'Really was that there was no live audience to laugh at the jokes, but Colbert brought the funny to that show. I laughed out loud several times myself, and even heard some of the people behind the cameras laughing at him, especially when he'd take a jab at O'Really. I guess they liked seeing their boss get his ass served back to him.

Chew
01-22-07, 07:46 AM
I guess they liked seeing their boss get his ass served back to him.

They weren't exactly "Correspondents Dinner at the White House" jabs though. ;)

DeputyDave
01-22-07, 09:27 AM
What suprisies me is the lack of respect O'Reilly is getting for doing this. The guy can be a pompus ass but kudos for joining in on poking fun at himself.
I can't think of anyone in the public eye I hate so much that I wouldn't give props to for doing something cool.

Draven
01-23-07, 07:29 AM
I don't like O'Reilly personally, but he has always seemed like a good sport. And considering that Colbert's character is a complete parody of O'Reilly, double kudos for him going on the show and taking the punches.

I have no problems giving both of them credit for this.